Two days to race day …
I got into “Sin City” yesterday afternoon, and needless to say, my body has not adjusted to the time zone … yet. I made sure that I did not go to sleep early, and I stayed up late so that I would sleep in. That did not work … I ended up waking up about 4:00 am, which is 7:00 am East Coast Time. I did some work, and did my usual morning routine … Clif Bar, cup of coffee, etc. and then headed down to the gym about 6:30 am in the morning.
This morning I did more walking than running, and I also added in my strength training into the routine as well. This allowed me to get my workout out-of-the-way so that I can take care of the other things that I need to do today.
I started out by walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes. Once that was over, I then jogged for 10 minutes. I then did a cool down walk for 10 minutes, and then headed to the weights.
I only did legs (leg extensions, leg curls, lunges and squats), chest (bench press and flies), and back (chin-ups and rows). I wanted to save some energy to so another walk/run session and then finish up with the smaller muscle groups … triceps and biceps.
After my strength training session of 25 minutes. I then hit the treadmill again. I started out with a 10 minute walk, followed by a 10 minute jog, and then finished the session with a 10 minute walk. My total distance for both sessions was 4.5 miles. That’s not a difficult pace, but one that does not over-work my body prior to the race on Sunday.
Once I finished up that session, I then did 2 different exercises, 2 sets of 15 reps for triceps and biceps. This took about 10 minutes to complete all 8 sets for both muscle groups.
Today I head over to pick up my packet, get my race number, and also all of the swag that I will be able to pick up. I hate to say it, but that is always my most favorite part of these events … I love the FREE swag!!